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Why Host Your Financial Systems in the Cloud?

By on July 26th, 2016

At different times, I have been a controller, and a director of IT at different companies. In any of these positions I would have been happy to host the financial systems in the Cloud. Why? Because it would help me to keep my job. In any of these positions, the financial reporting and the IT departments will be held responsible if the computer systems fail, and failure is much less likely in the Cloud with a big company like Oracle.

Oracle Financial Management Analytics in Hyperion

By on May 8th, 2012

Oracle continues to up the ante on Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management by adding dynamic reporting capabilities. A primary case in point is the release of Oracle Financial Management Analytics. (We’ll use the acronym OFMA going forward.) OFMA is a business intelligence reporting tool that delivers financial and non-financial information through dashboards. It is positioned to…

HFM – Working with EPM Architect and Calculation Manager

By on March 14th, 2012

It has been many years since Oracle/Hyperion first introduced the EPM Architect (EPMA) tool along with Calculation Manager.  For those of us who tried adopting EPMA and Calculation Manager early in the Hyperion 9.x releases, it was a challenging experience.  (Read my colleague’s experience with using Calculation Manager in his blog post here.  Many HFM…

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